posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 10:51 AM
reply to post by madmax8
A belief in the effectiveness of `flu absorbing onions`,might be all that is needed, in this case, to boost the immune system .
Someone seems to have added a back story to the ritual in an attempt to give it a veneer of science .
We cue our body's to heal with the sights, smells and general expectations that we are going to get better with a visit to our doctor .
White lab coats , stethoscopes , the strong smell of disinfectant etc ....all lend themselves to our expectations . These are our bodys `cues` to heal
(in western culture).
Placebo is not a dirty word .
Though the pharmaceutical companies would like us believe such.
The onions aren`t doing anything , but there is a `meaning response` from the individuals which may have a physiological or psychological effect on
Research on the subject of placebo/meaning response is fascinating to say the least , but it will require a shift in approach by the medical
establishment if it is to be fully utilised . I fear there is too much money being made, to ever really change the status quo.
Something akin to Nikola Tesla being asked " If anyone can draw on the power , where do we put the meters ? "
Well if we too can draw on the power to heal ourselves, it leaves the large corporations out of pocket .